Joe Biden: China presents ‘deep problems’ says insider
Brett Bruen, a former diplomat in the Obama administration, and Nigel Bowles, an Oxford University Politics Fellow, discussed what the world stage would look like with a Joe Biden administration and amid changing international relations. The UK was seen to be part of a “federation of countries” that was different from old alliances and that through these groups they could bring in countries that were “solidly democratic” to ease tensions.
Speaking on Euronews, Mr Bowles said: “China presents serious and deep problems for any incoming US administration.
“Although the risk of war is reasonably low, it is not negligible.”
Mr Bruen added: “The UK can play an important role as a member of a federation of countries that looks a little different than the structure of our older alliances.
“Whether that is through NATO or the EU, but now, how do we bring in countries that are solidly democratic?
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“Well, we do stand up for a certain set of principles and the UK rolling that will be enormously important.”
Mr Bruen also commented on the position of America in the world and its relationship with the UK.
The diplomat said: “We are now fully in a post-American era so there will be more confrontation.
“The UK is in for some challenging times with respect to trade agreements, those are going to be next to impossible.
“Folks in rust belt states, Biden is going to attempt to capture their support and that will not be done through free-trade deals.”
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China and US relations soured during the Trump administration as the former President did not shy away from firing shots towards the eastern regime.
US opposition to Chinese technology firm Huawei setting up 5G networks across the globe has been a contentious issue which has led to some countries, like the UK, banning them from being used in 5G networks.
The US fears of security risks if the company was involved in 5G networks and has made clear their disapproval.
Germany is still allowing the firm to operate its 5G network which has been met with US condemnation.
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Trump’s administration has also declared China’s oppression of Muslim Uighurs “genocide”, creating further tensions.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: “After careful examination of the available facts, I have determined that the People’s Republic of China, under the direction and control of the Chinese Communist Party, has committed genocide against the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang.”
The incoming Biden administration will also need to deal with Russia and the construction of their new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Europe.
The US recently condemned the arrest of poisoned Russian politician Alexei Navalny after he returned to Moscow after recovering Germany.
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